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England victory is reward for long journey – Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan said winning the World Cup for the first time by beating New Zealand in an extraordinary final at Lord’s on Sunday was a fitting reward for years of hard work by his players. England, eliminated at the group stage after a dismal performance in the World Cup four years ago, won […]

England win World Cup in Super Over drama to end 44-year wait

England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama on Sunday. Chasing 242 for victory, Ben Stokes’ scintillating 84 not out helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting […]

England on verge of World Cup greatness, says Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh says England could go down as one of the greatest teams in one-day cricket history if they beat New Zealand to clinch their first World Cup on Sunday. Eoin Morgan’s side are firm favourites to win the Lord’s showpiece after thumping Australia by eight wickets in Birmingham on Thursday to reach their first […]

Middle-order overhaul on cards; could be end of road for Kedar, Karthik

A complete revamp of the brittle Indian middle-order is expected with stop-gap solutions like Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav gone for good in the upcoming Indian squads as focus will firmly shift from ODIs to the shortest format, keeping next year’s World T20 in mind. The policy from the time when Mahendra Singh Dhoni took […]

Morgan wants England to relish World Cup final pressure

Eoin Morgan urged England “not to shy away” from the pressure of the World Cup final after they stormed into the showpiece with an eight-wicket thrashing of champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Morgan’s side will face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday, with both sides bidding to win the title for the first time. […]

England thump Australia to reach first World Cup final in 27 years

England marched into their first World Cup final for 27 years on Thursday, thrashing reigning champions Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston to set up a showdown with New Zealand. Jason Roy hit a blistering 85 as England reached a victory target of 224 with a mammoth 107 balls to spare after bowling out Australia […]

India’s World Cup exit ‘breaks a billion hearts’

Indians reacted with shock and dismay on Wednesday after their stunning World Cup exit, with prime minister Narendra Modi hailing the team’s “fighting spirit” and his main rival saying a billion hearts were broken. Near the end of the semi-final against New Zealand, with India still in with a chance, a crowd of some 400-500 […]

Williamson hails pace attack as Kiwis stun India

Captain Kane Williamson hailed his pace attack after a devastating opening 10 overs sent New Zealand into their second straight World Cup final with a surprise 18-run win over India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. After New Zealand set them a modest target of 240 to win, India were reduced to 24-4 with Rohit Sharma, […]

‘Forty-five minutes of bad cricket put us out’ says Kohli after India’s shock exit

Virat Kohli admitted India had paid the price for “45 minutes of bad cricket” as the heart-broken skipper surveyed the wreckage of his side’s stunning World Cup exit. Kohli’s team crashed to an unexpected 18-run defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Needing just 240 to reach Sunday’s final, two-time […]

New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

New Zealand reached their second World Cup final with a stunning 18-run win over shell-shocked India at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Black Caps will play hosts England or holders Australia in Sunday’s title match at Lord’s after pulling off a remarkable triumph against two-time champions India. New Zealand, beaten in the 2015 final by […]

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